For close to forty years now T.M. Scanlon has been one of the most important contributors to moral and political philosophy in the Anglo-American world. Through both his writing and his teaching, he has played a central role in shaping the questions with which research in moral and political philosophy now grapples. Reasons and Recognition brings together fourteen new papers on an array of topics from the many areas to which Scanlon has made path-breaking contributions, each of which develops a distinctive and independent position while critically engaging with central themes from Scanlon's own work in the area. Contributors include well-known senior figures in moral and political philosophy as well as important younger scholars whose work is just beginning to gain wider recognition. Taken together, these papers make evident the scope and lasting interest of Scanlon's contributions to moral and political philosophy while contributing to a deeper understanding of the issues addressed in his work.In Arthur Dantoa#39;s terms, his moving his body in the relevant way has to be a a basic actiona for him, something that he can just do. ... namely, his moving his body in the way we have identified, has a suitable chance of making things the way he desires them to be. ... knows how to make happen, and his knowledge how to make it happen must not be explained by his knowledge how to do something else.
|Title||:||Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon|
|Author||:||R. Jay Wallace, Rahul Kumar, Samuel Freeman|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2011-08-18|